Consider This – Ron Friedman, Parts 1 and 2 – 09.20.13
“The Burden of e-Discovery Costs and Protecting Due Process Rights”
Host: Ron Friedman
Guests: John Beisner, Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, DC; Rich Bernardo, Counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York
Discussion: Do amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for e-Discovery go far enough to protect due process, as proposed by the federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules?
“Forcing a defendant to pay significant discovery expenses without any contribution from the plaintiff, absent any finding of liability, arguably infringes the defendant’s right to due process.” – John Beisner, Rich Bernardo, Can e-Discovery Violate Due Process, Law Technology News, 06/2013.
“It’s a hallmark of our legal system that there is no presumption of liability and therefore no presumption that as an accused party, in a civil law suit, that you have to pay money to the other side until there has been a finding of liability” – John Beisner
Consider This - Ron Friedmann - Part One
Consider This - Ron Friedmann - Part Two
Herb Roitblat, Parts 1 and 2 – 07.03.13
“Improving e-Discovery Efforts”
Host: Bridget Novak
Guests: Herb Roitblat, Co-Founder, Chief Scientist, Chief Technology Officer at OrcaTec LLC
Topic: Concept Search, Search and Retrieval Technologies, Predictive Coding
Discussion: Developing a better understanding of the various ways humans and machines can improve their e-discovery efforts.
“There are three things that you need in order to do predictive coding. The first thing is that the examples have to be valid; they have to actually represent the distinction between responsive and non-responsive documents. The second thing that you need is consistency; the same rules have to apply to all of the documents, all of the time. The third thing that you need is representative; the examples have to actually cover the space of predictability.” – Herb Roitblat
Speaker: Herb Roitblat
Dr. Roitblat is widely recognized as an expert in search and retrieval technology, particularly in the area of eDiscovery. He has written extensively about the problems of dealing with massive amounts of electronic data and the emerging standards for dealing with those problems. Mr. Roitlat is a member of the Sedona Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, on the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Legal Center Advanced eDiscovery Institute and a member of the 2011 and 2012 program committees for the Georgetown Legal Center Advanced eDiscovery Institute. He is a co-founder of the Electronic Discovery Institute and a member of the Board of Governors of the Organization of Legal Professionals. Dr. Roitblat is a frequent speaker on eDiscovery, particularly concerning search, categorization, predictive coding, and quality assurance.
Consider This - Herb Roitblat - Part One
Consider This - Herb Roitblat - Part Two
Consider This – Joe Utsler – 12.10.13
“The Benefits of e-Discovery Workflows”
Host: Bridget Novak
Guest: Joe Utsler, Director of Product Marketing, E-Discovery at Nuix
Topic: e-Discovery Workflows and Information Management Technology
Discussion: The benefits of setting up an automated e-discovery workflow program; how to overcome hesitancies and objections to change.
“It’s really not about software. Automated workflows or workflows in general, are really about documenting your process. That’s where you’re going to get your biggest gain; the real knowledge is in being able to track your actual workflow.
Structured workflows allow you to codify the process, allows you to track exactly what you’re doing, and allows you to iterate that over time so that you can reduce your error rate” – Joe Utsler
Speaker: Joe Utsler
Joe Utsler is a legal software consultant and a highly skilled business development manager and corporate spokesman with over 20 years of experience in all phases of litigation technology. He is also an accomplished speaker, with the ability to communicate complex technical information to a non-technical audience. Joe is best known for his role as the Concordance Software Evangelist at Dataflight and LexisNexis, as well as his more recent position as the Vice President of Product Strategy for IPRO Corp. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre from California State University, Long Beach.
Consider This – David Kearny – 11.06.13
“E-Discovery in Healthcare: What Legal and Healthcare Professionals Need to Know”
Host: Bridget Novak
Guests: David Kearny, Director of Technology Services, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.
Topic: e-Discovery in Healthcare
Discussion: Requirements for managing health related documents and records; the need for healthcare workers need to become much more familiar with the litigation process and the role the legal industry plays within the process.
“Healthcare organizations should identify the components of their legal health records and how they will ensure the legal integrity of the health record and its various components are assembled and maintained.
It’s the organization providing the care that says for every patient we are capturing this information that makes up the legal health record for our organization, so there is a consistent record captured for that organization.
It serves as a method of communication among healthcare providers caring for a patient and it also provides supporting documentation for reimbursement of services provided to that patient.”
– David Kearny
Consider This - David Kearney